Title: Redneck Zombies

Also known as:
Redneck County Rape

Year: 1987

Genre: Comedy / Splatter / Horror

Language: English

Runtime: 83 min / 90 min (USA, unrated version)

Director: Pericles Lewnes

Writer: Zoofeet & P. Floyd Piranha

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093833/

Plot:
When radioactive waste is found by a family of redneck scum, they make alcohol using it, believing it's bleach or furtilizer. A group of campers set camp nearby just in time to be the victims of a whole town that is about to drink the redneck's booze and become flesh eating zombies.

Our thoughts:
"Redneck Zombies" is, along with a few other titles, one of the movies that introduced me to Troma, and it's a movie that set the bar high. After I saw this, the following Troma titles had to be really great for me to appreciate them, which is asking alot from a company that comes out with atleast just as much crap as gold, with 150 or so titles in store. But that also means they have alot of great titles, and "Redneck Zombies" is still to this day at the top of that list.

The plot is about as Troma-esque as it gets. Radioactive waste makes something "terrible" happen. We've seen it in "Toxic Avenger", and we've seen it in "Class Of Nuke 'Em High". Here it makes them zombies. The rednecks in the film are spitting out classic one-liners while making their monster brew without knowing a damn thing. Except for the redneck family, we also have a Tobacco Man who rides around in his truck selling tobacco and wears a bag on his head. We have a typical black soldier, and a not-so-typical homosexual soldier, and of course the campers, where two of my favorite characters are. The list of course goes on. We have alot of great characters to hold up the basic plot of goremunchers. Going in to a Troma film, you can't expect more than that. This is something I didn't know when I first watched it, obviously, but that's besides the point.

The actors are amazing, and among them is the director himself, Pericles Lewnes, playing a part of a redneck thinking he's a woman. Every single actor in this film play their parts perfectly, even the little baby that drinks the monster mash and actually does become a zombie. Sure, this little thing probably did not know he was playing a living dead eating human flesh, but we don't really care. Like I said earlier, there are alot of classic one-liners, but none of them would've worked if the actors didn't deliver them right.

Gore is great, it's stupid enough to be laughed about, but realistic enough to please. We have alot of flesh being torn apart, eyes being sucked out of skulls, and really blue and bloathy looking zombies. They remind me of a gorier version of the zombies in "Dawn Of The Dead" which is actually a movie that I personally think have pretty bad zombies (even though it's a good film) just because they didn't look gory, rotten or flesh-y enough.

Sometimes it's hard to write your feeling about a movie, even though you've liked it for so long, and this is one of those films. This was the best introduction to Troma that I could ever have, 'cause it fits my taste perfectly. It's funny, it's witty, it's gory, it's twisted, and god damnit it's fucking well-made considering the facts. For being a film that has one of the most typical plots, it's surprisingly original. If you like splatter, and just want to have a great time, watch this film. One of my favorite zombie films ever, and without a doubt the absolutely best film that contains an autopsy made on a zombie, where the person cutting it up thinks he sees rollercoasters inside of it, and that's saying alot.


Positive things:
- Hysterical.
- Gory.
- As Troma as a zombie film could ever be.
Negative things:
- Pericles Lewnes didn't continue making these films, except for the effects he did for Troma.
- Highly underrated.

Rating:
Gore: 3/5
Nudity: 0.5/5
Story: 3/5
Effects: 3/5
Comedy: 5/5

We bought this movie from:
Troma.com

Reviewed by:
Ronny




 

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